Professional Development and Resources for Omaha Public Schools

Professional Development and Resources for Omaha Public Schools

A Message about COVID-19

Due to OPS district-wide school closings, all MHC in-person offerings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Select courses will be available ONLINE during the Summer 2020 semester – registration for these offerings is May 25 – June 19. We hope everyone takes the best of care during this time. Thank you.

Summer 2020 Professional Development Opportunities

New Offering: Becoming Equity Influencers™

Summer Cohort (3 Sessions)
Dates: Wednesdays, July 15, 22, and 29, 2020
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Stipend: $150

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Immersions About Place

Summer Cohort (5 Sessions)
Dates: Monday, July 6-Friday, July 10, 2020
Time: 4:45-7:45 p.m.
Location: Online
Stipend: $250

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Innocent Classroom 1

Summer Cohort (1 Immersion Session and 4 Evening Sessions)
Immersion Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Immersion Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Evening Session Dates: Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 2020
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Stipend: $250

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Innocent Classroom 2: In Practice

Summer Cohort (4 Sessions)
Dates: Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Stipend: $200

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Secrets to Motivating Students

Summer Cohort (3 Sessions)
Dates: Thursdays, July 9, 16, and 23, 2020
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Stipend: $150

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Virtual Story Circle of Engagement

Summer Cohorts (2 Sessions)

For Teachers, Principals and District Staff
Dates: Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Stipend: $100

For Clerical/Office Staff and Paraprofessionals
Dates: Mondays, July 13 and 20, 2020
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Stipend: $100

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Registration Policy

If you are registering for multiple Minnesota Humanities Center offerings, please take a moment to verify that none of your course dates overlap. We will not be scheduling make up sessions or homework for individuals who are double scheduled. You are responsible for making sure the offerings you sign up for work with your schedule before you register.

Registering for a course does not guarantee you a spot. We will notify participants of their registration status after registration closes. The Minnesota Humanities Center prioritizes registrations from educators serving our partner schools and educators who have not yet participated in the course, then on a first-come, first-served basis.

Be Mindful! We count on you to notify us if you register for a workshop but cannot attend. Telling us ensures that we can make your seat available to other educators and that we will have accurate attendance counts for ordering food and supplies.

Once your registration is confirmed, you are still responsible for notifying us if you are unable to attend a particular cohort session. The Minnesota Humanities Center requires accurate enrollment numbers in order to provide seating, handouts, and meals. Therefore, you are required to notify Robyn Goodell at robyn@mnhum.org or 651-772-4250 with at least three days’ notice if you are unable to attend class for any reason.

Stipend Policy

Since the Minnesota Humanities Center values educators’ time, we offer participants a stipend for attending our professional development offerings. In order to receive the full stipend amount, educators must attend all of the cohort sessions.

We want to encourage you to maximize your learning, and we also understand that sometimes you may not be able to make it to all sessions. Our policy is that participants must attend OVER HALF of all cohort sessions in order to be eligible to receive any stipend amount. If one attends half or fewer sessions, the stipend will be forfeited and we would encourage you to register for a future semester when you are more able to commit to attending the cohort sessions.

Stipends will be mailed out within 6-8 weeks of the last cohort session – this does not guarantee that you will receive the stipend in the mail within that time, as we do not control how quickly the postal service is able to deliver the mail. If you do not receive your stipend AFTER 8 weeks from the last cohort session, please contact us.

 
 
The Minnesota Humanities Center is committed to removing barriers to participation in all of its programs. If you are experiencing a barrier that you think we can assist you with, please let us know.

Questions?

Contact Kerrie Workman, Program Manager, at kerrie@mnhum.org or 651-772-4256.

Partner School Team & Leadership Development

Partner School Team & Leadership Development

Partner Schools

OPS schools have a unique opportunity to engage with the Minnesota Humanities Center by becoming a partner school, taking the work to a deeper level and creating whole-school change. Partner schools are offered exclusive benefits and support, including being paired with a school liaison, participating in School Action Team meetings, and requesting all-school workshops.

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Resources for Educators

Resources for Educators

Linking Native American Cultures to Existing Standards

Placing Memories – The Omaha

Founding Fathers Lesson Unit

Standing Bear Lesson Plan

Thomas Jefferson Lesson Unit

The Absent Narratives Resource Collection is a searchable database of ready-to-use videos, teacher guides, and readings that will support your efforts to include Absent Narratives in your classroom or workplace.

View Resources

To download resources, click “View Detail,” then click “Download Resource.”